By Rich Egger & Jason Parrott & Emily Boyer•Aug 21, 2017
More than 90% of the sun was covered by the moon at the height of Monday's solar eclipse in the tri states. Overcast skies generally obscured the eclipse, though occasional breaks in the clouds gave people glimpses of the phenomenon.
Canadian astrophysicist Niayesh Afshordi and his colleagues have turned to an idea first proposed 13 years ago. In that model, our 3D universe is merely a membrane- also known as a brane- floating through a 4D “bulk universe.”